Perfect because I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I’M DOING.
I watched a lot of the conference championship games over the weekend, listened to other prognosticators, etc. And then I knew a colleague of mine would be running the annual pool, so I dove in for ten bucks and filled this one out today.
I feel fairly confident about some 1st round upset picks, like UC Irvine, New Mexico State and Murray State… but as we delve deeper, I realized I had knocked every #1 seed out of my final four. Ah well…. there’s an argument to be made for North Carolina over Kentucky or Tennessee over Kentucky, but I figured I’d pick ’em both times and go all in.
I’m also pretty confident in seeing Duke knocked out of the elite 8 by VA Tech, if not sooner…. I think every other team out there knows that if you force Duke to shoot outside, you have a real chance.
Yeah, I have Yale going to the Sweet 16. I think they have a real shot at upsetting LSU in the opener, and again in round 2… but don’t get me wrong, Yale still sucks and should be razed to the ground for the ongoing damage it continues to do to America as a whole. It’s the only Ivy (so far, anyway) caught up in the current pay-to-get-in admission scandal. It’s law school alums make up far too much a share of our current political landscape. The only thing going for it is that it’s not Harvard.
Brown hasn’t made the tournament since 1986. BUT I’M NOT BITTER.
I’m really not, I couldn’t care less.
Nobody’s bribing their way into Brown! Yay! I think Brown still lets people in free and makes them bribe their way out. But don’t hold me to that.
Anyhow, it’s always fun to watch far too much college hoops this time of year, root for underdogs, root for some kid I never heard of to have a great game or more, feel old whenever some kid is the son of someone I remember playing in the pros or college, feel REALLY old whenever a coach is younger than I am, shake my head over a guy as funny as Charles Barkley not be funny in cringe-worthy badly scripted Spike Lee credit card commercials (Seriously, Sir Charles, call me…. I can make FAR better ads for you to be in) that also manage to totally untap the ocean of talents in Samuel L. Jackson, now that I think of it…
Feel free to critique my bracket. But as I said…